The rise of extremism in the US

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The FBI arrested nine members of a group called Hutaree this past weekend. According to officials, the group planned to wage an all-out war to bring down the U.S. government. Authorities said Hutaree’s initial plan was to kill a law enforcement official and then plant IEDs to kill more officials who attended the funeral. If you’re thinking this is a militant Islamist group, you’re dead wrong: Hutaree is a Christian militia group based in Michigan. Hutaree’s philosophy, stated on their website, reads, in part, that they are “preparing for the end time battles.”

Craig Fahle, host of The Craig Fahle Show and senior news editor for WDET, has the latest on these events, and is running a series on the rise of extremism in this country. And Mark Potok, director of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Project, has been following how these militia extremism groups have been growing in recent years.

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